30-Jan-2003 (Thu)

Photos from the Claire Voyant / God Module / Grendel / Tesseract7 show are up. For some reason, the webcast for that show sounded awful: it was clipping like mad. I have no idea how it could have gone wrong in that way while still sounding fine in the main room. I guess the settings on the webcast compressor need more tweaking. Sigh...

Tesseract7 and Claire Voyant were enjoyable, but I really can't understand why ``bands'' like God Module and Grendel even bother to tour: their entire (interchangeable) act is one guy screaming in a Cookie Monster voice while the other guy pretends to play keyboards on top of their pre-recorded song. Someone said ``look, it's Milli Vanilli!'' but that's totally unfair to Milli Vanilli: at least they danced.

Cookie Monster Karaoke. This is what ``industrial'' has become.

4 Responses:

  1. atakra says:

    Ick, I thought Claire Voyant was simply boring, but liked Grendel and God Module.
    And of course the kareoke aspect was too funny.

    Of course I went to see the Mutants earlier and they were much more entertaining than all the bands at the DNA that night.

  2. bitwise says:

    Google currently has no hits for "Cookie Monster Karaoke". Fun things that come to mind:
    - someone should name a band that.
    - better yet, dub real Sesame Street Cookie Monster clips over crap industrial music.
    - start googlebombing DNA with CMK links.
    - make up fake CMK posters/flyers. Post them when crap industrial bands play. Subtle insider joke or something.